Fellows Directory

Sacha Mann

Biosys UK Ltd.

Prior to her transition into venture capital, Sacha worked in technology transfer and was directly involved in establishing two spin-off companies in the areas of healthcare and cleantech; she gained startup experience in biotech business development at Allon Therapeutics. Sacha has managed global enterprise software projects both within the corporate finance group of a NYSE-listed company and as a management consultant at a software firm with blue chip clients. She has also worked as a scientist in the strategic research group at ICI. Sacha has broad operational experience with startup ventures and established companies, and has worked in several international locations. Upon completion of her fellowship in 2009, Sacha joined Inventages as a healthcare investor in their London, UK office. Inventages is a leading health, wellness, and nutrition fund with $1.5 billion under management and a global portfolio of companies in North America, Europe, Australia, China and Russia.

Sacha is involved with portfolio companies focused on depression, anti-infectives, inflammatory diseases, vaccines, GI disorders and point of care diagnostics. In addition, she was the CEO of Inventages' portfolio company Biosys UK Ltd., focused on developing clinical stage candidates for microbiome targets.

Prior to Inventages, Sacha was an early-stage investor with Archangel Informal Investment (UK) where she sat on the board of a medical device company and was board observer for anti-infective and software companies. She also worked with BDC Venture Capital's $100M seed fund for early-stage Canadian technology companies across all sectors.

Prior to her transition into venture capital, Sacha worked in technology transfer and was directly involved in establishing two spin-off companies in the areas of healthcare and cleantech. She also gained startup experience in biotech business development at Allon Therapeutics. Sacha has managed global enterprise software projects both within the corporate finance group of a NYSE-listed company and as a management consultant at a software firm with blue chip clients. She has also worked as a scientist in the strategic research group at ICI.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Sacha is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, Canada, holding a First Class MBA for which she received Graduate Fellowships and won the Tong Prize in Entrepreneurship for a business plan competition. Sacha also holds a MS in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in chemistry, with Honours, from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She has participated on the board of non-profits, presented at investor conferences, judged pitch events at Edinburgh University, and was a guest lecturer for a Biotech & Business course at Simon Fraser University.

Sacha Mann is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 12 and served her fellowship under mentor John Waddell at Archangel Informal Investment In Edinburgh, Scotland.